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Thoughts On Down Syndrome

2014 – Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Dear Friends, We asked Nick last week if we could write about him for the Visions gala. He said yes, and suggested we use his journal. The more we thought about his idea, the more we liked it. So, with his permission, we’ll tell you some things you wouldn’t know about Nick unless you were…

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All’s Well That Ends Well

I woke up excited for Nick’s day.  He had been invited to participate in a fitness morning sponsored by the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society at Angels Stadium.  This two hour event included on the field health and fitness activities with trainers and players from the Angels – a seemingly perfect fit for my baseball loving fitness…

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Walk To The Beat Of Your Own Drum And Teach Mom A New Song

Yesterday, as I put away the last remnants of Thanksgiving and turned my attention towards Christmas, I was again struck by how grateful I am for so many things in my life.  I am grateful for a family that loves to play games, watch movies, tell stories, craft practical jokes and spend time together.  I…

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2013 – In The Background

Dear Friends, Our children were young when we hosted the first Visions gala in 2001.  Lauren was 6, Patrick was 5 and Nick was only 2.  They grew up with the gala in the background over the next thirteen years.  To them, it was a big party that unfolded from August to October.  As summer…

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A Walk Around The Block

Those of you who know Nick know that he has a wonderful economy with words (and yes, I am borrowing the line from the movie Arthur).  It’s not that Nick doesn’t have a large and diverse vocabulary.  If he cares about a subject, he can talk about it and he cares about a lot of…

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